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Recommendations for action when using Zoom

For the implementation of courses / web seminars, the lecturer is basically free to choose the video conference tool. The software "Zoom" can be used without leaving the legal area and offers the best performance in comparison. In the Campus license became most of them security-relevant settings already regulated administrativelyFor example, the connection to third-party providers such as Microsoft is deactivated, cloud recordings have been blocked and, for local recordings, the acceptance of all participants is required by default. When using the ZOOM university accountThe most important security options are permanently preset by the NCC. This applies to meeting access with a PIN and setting up a waiting room. The campus license also contains a button with which further access to the meeting can be blocked. Furthermore, each user can make further configurations in his personal "zoom settings" such as adjusting the password length, activating waiting rooms, locking meetings or restricting the range of functions of participants. The following applies to data protection:

  • If you are only a participant in a conference, you usually agree to the processing of your personal data by "ZOOM" by clicking on the link communicated to you.
  • If you are the organizer ("host") of a conference, you must inform the invited participants of the above facts in advance. Send the following text in your invitations:

More detailed information relevant to data protection can be found in the following document:

Operating instructions and instructions for Zoom

You can use the following link to install the HSMW:

Detailed and clear instructions for using most of the zoom functions in your online courses can be found in the following documentation:

In addition, you have a quick guide to participating in the web seminar in Zoom using a browser:

For a quick and easy introduction to using Zoom, you can watch the following video tutorial:

Integrate zoom into OPAL

Would you like your students to take part in video conferences directly from OPAL without having to send previous e-mails with "zoom links"? Then check out this tutorial.
Note: Currently the interface of Zoom within the learning management system is designed in English.

Configurations to be entered in OPAL (generally valid for members of the HSMW):


key: CtlXayaRREmsTUD2nYFjtw

password: uNMJR4ulFwsJPzmtfWaHp83RBVzof8L8eWcH

After entering the configuration you can press "Schedule a new meeting " plan new Zoom conferences as usual.

Survey function

After the activation of a campus license for all employees of the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, the existing range of functions of Zoom was expanded. Among other things, surveys can now also be carried out in Zoom meetings.

The survey function can be used to create questions with one or more choices for meetings. Surveys can be started during the meeting and thus allow the responses of the participants to the meeting to be collected live.

Privacy preferences

In the following you will find all the default data protection settings that are already set up when using the program with the university account:

All meetings begin with the participant video switched off. The video image must be actively switched on by the participants.
Participants are muted when they enter the meeting.
The display of e-mail addresses via watermark is prevented.
A password is set by default for all meetings, also for participation by telephone.
Feedback to ZOOM at the end of a meeting is disabled.
Remote control via screen sharing is disabled.
Remote Assistance is disabled.
Remote camera control is deactivated.
Attention tracking is deactivated.
Notification of the host when participants join in front of the host are deactivated.
Automatic notification of participants when a meeting is canceled is deactivated.


Encryption of all data between the Zoom cloud, the Zoom client and the Zoom Room.
If there are only two people in a meeting, a peer-to-peer connection is established.
Sending e-mails via the ZOOM website is deactivated.
The snapshot in the iOS Task Switcher is blurred to hide any sensitive information from the snapshot in the main Zoom window. This snapshot is displayed as a preview screen in the iOS task switcher when multiple apps are open.
When sharing a screen, a certain application must always be approved by default; sharing of the entire desktop is deactivated. This presetting can be overridden in the personal settings.
Saving the chat communication is prevented for participants.
The automatic storage of chat communication for the host is prevented.
The automatic saving of whiteboard content is prevented.
Recording of meetings in the ZOOM cloud is disabled.
Local recording of meetings is deactivated, but can be overridden by the host.
Automatic recording at the start of a meeting is generally deactivated.
Participants must give their consent for a meeting to be recorded.
Audio notifications when starting or restarting the meeting recording.



Linux troubleshooting

For some Linux users, an internal Zoom window for logging into the SSO (Shibboleth) opens and does not seem to pass on the successful login to the Zoom application.

One of the possible solutions is:

in the file: ~ / .config / zoomus.conf the parameterParameter: embeddedBrowserForSSOLoginon: false to put and the zoom client restart.

The standard browser for logging in should then open and transfer correctly.

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